Nikita Bassi is a UK based artist who just dropped her (really great) debut single, ‘Satin’ I caught up with her to chat about the meaning behind it, playing live & more! I started off by asking her what ‘Satin’ meant to her.
“I was playing around with different production ideas and had been trying to find my sound for a while, so I recognised that something felt different the day I started on Satin.”
“I felt like I needed to keep going down that worldly path and did so, so it’s a special song to me. It’s basically a reflection of what was inside my head when I imagined being in love. It happened to me a bit later in life than people around me so I was always curious.”
Nikita is UK based and has Punjabi-Indian roots and this blend of cultures shines through on ‘Satin’. I asked her how she would describe her own sound.
“When I’m writing now, I play around with a lot of different elements and dive into different genres without really overthinking it. There’s always a Worldly vibe in there – So I’d say my sound is just a little celebration of diversity.”
Despite having just released her first single, Nikita has played live all over the world. I asked her a few quick fire questions about playing live:
What is your favourite gig that you have played so far?
“I played at The Mint in LA a few months ago. I was there on holiday and had just emailed them asking if I could do a little set, so they put me on stage before these amazing blues bands. It was just a really chilled and unexpected night.”
Is there a favourite venue of yours in your hometown and why do you like it?
“The Actress and Bishop. I’d love to play there again as the last time I did it, I was 15 and was SO nervous. I looked like I was going to cry. I actually found a video of it on my old laptop yesterday and I was cringing so much!”
Which act would you love to support?
“Nelly Furtado because she’s incredible and I’ve been singing her songs in my bedroom since I was about 6 – they’re total anthems in my life.”
You can check out Nikita on twitter here.